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Hayden Panettiere Confirms Engagement

Hayden Panettiere has finally confirmed what we all kinda, sorta thought.

Yep, she's engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

The Nashville star made the announcement during an appearance on Wednesday's Live With Kelly & Michael.

While the 24-year-old actress came out wearing a live boa constrictor, the snake didn't prevent cohost Kelly Ripa from noticing the rock on her hand.

"I'm sort of distracted, not just by the snake, but there's a very large diamond ring on your ring finger," said Ripa. "I'm not sure if you want to announce anything...Does that signify anything, is that a promise ring or something?"

A smiling Panettiere responded, "It might be...  mean, I think it speaks for itself."

Sure enough, when Ripa simply asked flat-out if she was engaged, Panettiere happily replied, "I am."

Last month, the former Heroes star wasspotted at LAX airport wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring, prompting speculation she and Klitschko were planning on tying the knot.

Of course, it wasn't the first time the couple had found themselves at the center oframpant engagement rumors.

In May, the blond beauty denied they had plans to marrry, flashing her left hand while telling E! News "no ring" at the Billboard Music Awards.

Panettiere and Klitschko broke up in May 2011 after nearly two years of dating, but got back together last spring.
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